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order

perching birds
Passeriformes Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  superorder Neognathae

Scientific synonyms

Acromyodi
Canores

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Functions restricted to taxon Passeriformes

Important groups

Thraupidae - tanagers and allies, Cardinalidae - cardinals, grosbeaks and allies, Estrildidae - waxbills, munias and allies, Icteridae - oropendolas, orioles and blackbirds, Parulidae - New World warblers, Alaudidae - larks, Hirundinidae - swallows and martins, Motacillidae - wagtails and pipits, Prunellidae - accentors, Turdidae - thrushes, Sylviidae - cisticolas and allies, Paridae - tits and chickadees, Sittidae - nuthatches, Laniidae - shrikes, Corvidae - crows and jays, Sturnidae - starlings and rhabdornis, Passeridae - old world sparrows and snowfinches, Fringillidae - finches, Emberizidae - buntings, New World sparrows and allies
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Included taxa

Number of records: 122

family Acanthisittidae Sundevall, 1872 - New Zealand wrens
family Acanthizidae Sundevall, 1872 - Australasian warblers and pachycare
family Acrocephalidae Salvin, 1882 - reed warblers and allies
family Aegithalidae Reichenbach, 1850 - bushtits
family Aegithinidae Gray, 1869 - ioras
family Alaudidae Vigors, 1825 - larks
family Artamidae Vigors, 1825 - woodswallows
family Atrichornithidae Stejneger, 1885 - scrubbirds
family Bernieridae Cibois, David, Gregory & Pasquet, 2010 - malagasy warblers
family Bombycillidae Swainson, 1831 - waxwings
family Buphagidae Lesson, 1828 - oxpeckers
family Calcariidae - longspurs and snow buntings
family Callaeidae Sundevall, 1836 - wattled crows
family Campephagidae Vigors, 1825 - cuckooshrikes
family Cardinalidae Ridgway, 1901 - cardinals, grosbeaks and allies
family Certhiidae Leach, 1820 - treecreepers
family Cettiidae - cettia bush warblers and allies
family Chloropseidae Wetmore, 1960 - leafbirds
family Cinclidae Sundevall, 1836 - dippers
family Cinclosomatidae Mathews, 1922 - whipbirds, jewel-babblers and quail-thrushes
family Climacteridae Sélys-Longchamps, 1839 - Australasian treecreepers
family Cnemophilidae - satinbirds
family Coerebidae d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838 - bananaquit
family Conopophagidae Sclater & Salvin, 1873 - gnateaters and gnatpittas
family Corcoracidae Mathews, 1927 - Australian mudnesters
family Corvidae Leach, 1820 - crows and jays
family Cotingidae Bonaparte, 1849 - cotingas
family Cracticidae Chenu & Des Murs, 1853 - butcherbirds and allies
family Dasyornithidae Sibley & Ahlquist, 1985 - bristlebirds
family Dendrocolaptidae Gray, 1840 - woodcreepers
family Dicaeidae Bonaparte, 1853 - flowerpeckers
family Dicruridae Vigors, 1825 - drongos
family Dulidae Sclater, 1862 - palmchat
family Elachuridae
family Emberizidae Vigors, 1825 - buntings, New World sparrows and allies
family Ephthianuridae Legge, 1887
family Estrildidae Bonaparte, 1850 - waxbills, munias and allies
family Eupetidae Bonaparte, 1850 - rail-babbler
family Eurylaimidae Lesson, 1831 - broadbills
family Formicariidae Gray, 1840 - antthrushes
family Fringillidae Leach, 1820 - finches
family Furnariidae Gray, 1840 - ovenbirds
family Grallinidae Mathews, 1930
family Hirundinidae Rafinesque, 1815 - swallows and martins
family Hypocoliidae Delacour & Amadon, 1949 - hypocolius
family Icteridae Vigors, 1825 - oropendolas, orioles and blackbirds
family Irenidae Jerdon, 1863 - fairy-bluebirds
family Laniidae Rafinesque, 1815 - shrikes
family Leiothrichidae Swainson, 1831 - laughingthrushes
family Locustellidae Bonaparte, 1854 - grassbirds and allies
family Macrosphenidae Wolters, 1983 - crombecs and african warblers
family Malaconotidae Swainson, 1824 - bushshrikes
family Maluridae Swainson, 1831 - Australasian wrens
family Melampittidae Schodde & Christidis, 2014
family Melanocharitidae Sibley & Ahlquist, 1985 - berrypeckers and longbills
family Melanopareiidae Ericson et al., 2009 - crescentchests
family Meliphagidae Vigors, 1825 - honeyeaters
family Menuridae Lesson, 1828 - lyrebirds
family Mimidae Bonaparte, 1853 - mockingbirds and thrashers
family Mohoidae Fleischer, James & Olson, 2008 - oos
family Monarchidae Bonaparte, 1854 - boatbills
family Motacillidae Horsfield, 1821 - wagtails and pipits
family Muscicapidae Fleming, 1822 - chats, old world flycatchers
family Nectariniidae Vigors, 1825 - sunbirds
family Neosittidae Ridgway, 1904 - sittellas
family Notiomystidae Driskell et al., 2007 - stitchbird
family Oreoicidae Sibley & Ahlquist, 1985
family Oriolidae Vigors, 1825 - figbirds and orioles
family Orthonychidae Gray, 1840 - logrunners
family Oxyruncidae Ridgway, 1906
family Pachycephalidae Swainson, 1831 - whistlers and allies
family Palaeoscinidae Howard, 1957
family Paradisaeidae Vigors, 1825 - birds-of-paradise
family Paradoxornithidae Horsfield & Moore, 1854
family Paramythiidae Sclater, 1893 - painted berrypeckers
family Pardalotidae Strickland, 1842 - pardalotes
family Paridae Vigors, 1825 - tits and chickadees
family Parulidae Wetmore, 1947 - New World warblers
family Passerellidae Cabanis, 1851
family Passeridae Rafinesque, 1815 - old world sparrows and snowfinches
family Pellorneidae Delacour, 1946 - fulvettas, ground babblers
family Petroicidae Mathews, 1920 - Australasian robins
family Peucedramidae Wolters, 1980 - olive warbler
family Philepittidae Sharpe, 1870 - asities
family Phylloscopidae Jerdon, 1863 - leaf warblers and allies
family Phytotomidae Swainson, 1837
family Picathartidae Lowe, 1938 - rockfowl
family Pipridae Rafinesque, 1815 - manakins
family Pittidae Swainson, 1831 - pittas
family Pityriaseidae Mayr & Amadon, 1951 - bristlehead
family Platysteiridae Sundevall, 1872 - wattle-eyes and batises
family Ploceidae Sundevall, 1836 - weavers and widowbirds
family Polioptilidae Baird, 1858 - gnatcatchers
family Pomatostomidae Schodde, 1975 - Australasian babblers
family Prionopidae Bonaparte, 1853 - helmetshrikes
family Promeropidae Vigors, 1825 - sugarbirds
family Prunellidae Richmond, 1908 - accentors
family Ptiliogonatidae Baird, 1858 - silky-flycatchers
family Ptilonorhynchidae Gray, 1841 - bowerbirds
family Pycnonotidae Gray, 1840 - bulbuls
family Remizidae Olphe-Galliard, 1891 - penduline tits
family Rhabdornithidae Greenway, 1967
family Rhinocryptidae Wetmore, 1930 - tapaculos
family Rhipiduridae Sundevall, 1872 - fantails
family Sittidae Lesson, 1828 - nuthatches
family Sturnidae Rafinesque, 1815 - starlings and rhabdornis
family Sylviidae Leach, 1820 - cisticolas and allies
family Thamnophilidae Swainson, 1824 - antbirds
family Thraupidae Cabanis, 1847 - tanagers and allies
family Tichodromadidae Swainson, 1827 - wallcreeper
family Timaliidae Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 - babblers and scimitar babblers
family Troglodytidae Swainson, 1831 - wrens
family Turdidae Rafinesque, 1815 - thrushes
family Turnagridae Buller, 1888
family Tyrannidae Vigors, 1825 - tyrant flycatchers
family Urocynchramidae Domaniewski, 1918 - Przevalski’s finch
family Vangidae Swainson, 1831 - vangas
family Viduidae Cabanis, 1847 - indigobirds and whydahs
family Vireonidae Swainson, 1837 - vireos and greenlets
family Zosteropidae Bonaparte, 1853 - white-eyes

Passeriformes incertae sedis

genus Turdicus Kretzoi, 1962
genus Wieslochia Mayr & Manegold, 2006

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [2c145e9e-fe7b-432d-ac8d-ec18ca81f741]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Passeriformes]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Passeriformes]

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